Area Legislators Remind Students of Upcoming Summer Reading Club Deadline

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis), and State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) are reminding local first through fourth grade students that the deadline for submitting completed forms to join their summer reading clubs is fast approaching.

This year, first through fourth grade students living within the boundaries of the 116th, 117th, and 118th districts are invited to participate in the summer reading program sponsored by the lawmakers. Students reading 8 books or more can submit their summer reading club forms to the lawmakers’ offices via regular mail or email or by visiting the Representatives’ websites and using their contact forms to submit the list of books they have read and their parent or guardians’ affirmation.

The deadline to submit this information in coming up on Friday, June 30, 2023. To learn more, students and parents may visit,, or

Students reading 8 books or more will receive an official Illinois House of Representatives Certificate of Congratulations, donuts from Krispy Kreme in Marion, a free coupon for a custard from Culver’s, and two tickets to the July 20th Thrillville Thrillbillies Prospect League baseball game at Mountain Dew Park in Marion. Summer reading club participants will receive a free ticket for themselves and one parent or guardian.

The Representatives’ Summer Reading Club Night at the Ballpark is an annual event celebrating summer reading and advancing the cause of lifelong learning through reading and literacy.